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"Highly unpractical"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than a year)

Pros

* Free snack bar
* Free food (sometimes)
* Good people
* Good gift at Christmas time.

Cons

* Managers/Directors has lots of power (Which they misuse)
* Commute ( Not allowed to work from Sunnyvale office)
* No way to make money apart from your base salary
* Yearly appraisal are totally in manager's hand, he can screw you (which he did to me)
* Managers never let employee write the goals and objective and its on their discretion.
* Be ready for the surprises in appraisal
* Never trust your managers
* No fun at work place, People just come and work they never interact with each other.
* Never join the Pilot QA group (Bad Manager and no visibility)

Advice to Management

* Treat your employee with respect
* Listen to them when they raise concern
* Managers/Director : You are not always right.

Other Employee Reviews for Riverbed Technology

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Company That Really Does Care About Its Employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ` Smart, mature, results-oriented, easy-to-get-along-with colleagues.
    ` Great benefits. I feel well compensated and like the company is generous to all employees.
    ` Flex-time and work-life balance are good. Opportunities to work at home.
    ` Deeply technical products that add real value for customers.
    ` Great training opportunities.
    ` Professional, but fun environment.
    ` Close to BART, and company offers commuter benefits.

    Cons

    Not really a "con" - I'd like to have more opportunities to learn about interesting customer implementations. I'd like to know how separate products are being purchased and deployed as a a Solution suite.

    Advice to Management

    More TOI from the folks with forward product vision upstream downstream to folks working on current product releases.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A Company and culture heads and tails above the rest"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company provides best of breed products loved by both company employes and customers alike. Very similar look and feel to Cisco 15 years ago when employee wealth creation and commitment to excellence was the order of the day. There is a real need for the products they bring to the market and they do it better than anyone else.

    Cons

    None at this time worth mentioning

    Advice to Management

    Do NOT let the culture die and ensure new hires do not dilute it.


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